Local Minimum Wage Overview

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 15 states have enacted laws prohibiting local units of government from adopting minimum wage laws for their jurisdictions. Colorado was one of the first states to pass legislation preempting local minimum wage hikes in 1999. Despite the widespread prohibitions, 19 cities and counties nationwide have implemented minimum wages […]

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Analysis: King v. Burwell Arguments

On Wednesday, March 4, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the latest legal challenge involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Petitioners in the case are challenging an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation that makes federal tax subsidies available to middle- and lower-income individuals who purchase health insurance through […]

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Making Health Coverage Meaningful: Mitigating the Effects of Churn

  Churn is the word commonly used to describe the movement of people between public and private health insurance and between insured and uninsured status due to fluctuations in income and household size. Churn deserves considerable attention because of the potential adverse personal, administrative and financial impacts of frequent movement in and out of coverage. […]

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State of Working Colorado 2014

The United States economy fell into a deep and severe recession in December 2007. The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009 but its impact continues to be felt in Colorado and across the nation. Across several broad indicators, the Colorado economy is showing important signs of recovery. But many Coloradans—especially minorities, single parent families, […]

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Manual de Colorado Trabaja

  El Programa de Colorado Trabaja es un programa enfocado en asistencia pública que empezó el 1 ro. de Julio de 1997. Colorado Trabaja puede brindarle a Ud. y a su familia asistencia temporal, servicios de apoyo en el trabajo, educación y entrenamiento. La asiste ncia y apoyo que puede brindarle, están diseñadas para ayudarle […]

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Sneak Preview: State of Working Colorado 2014

  Chapter 3 – Income Income earned from work, returns on investments and government benefits is at the heart of a family’s economic security. Income determines the standard of living in America – where you live, the food you buy, ability to save for retirement, and capacity to deal with unexpected costs like medical bills […]

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Annual Report 2013

Dear Friend of CCLP, The past year marked a historic year for poverty reduction in Colorado and the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. On the health care front, Medicaid expansion was implemented and a brand new concept for purchasing health insurance — the new insurance marketplace known as Connect for Health Colorado — was […]

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Health Law & Policy Updates

Click to access updates   2014 Health Law & Policy Updates 2013 Health Law & Policy Updates 2012 Health Law & Policy Updates   We are still working hard to develop and upload content for this webpage. Thank you for your patience during this process. If you are looking for a specific document or have […]

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Letter: Connect for Health Colorado Proposed FY2015 Budget

Board of Directors Connect for Health Colorado 3773 Cherry Creek N Dr. Denver, CO 80209 RE: Connect for Health Colorado Proposed FY2015 Budget On behalf of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, we submit this letter in support of the Connect for Health Colorado (C4HCO) proposed Fiscal Year […]

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CCLP’s 2014 primary legislative priorities passed: Landmark progress on reducing poverty, advancing opportunity

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy pursued an ambitious agenda during the 2014 General Assembly session to secure pathways from poverty for struggling families in Colorado. CCLP’s legislative priorities can be divided into two categories—our primary agenda and other significant poverty reduction bills we worked on and tracked through the legislative session. CCLP staff […]

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Child care funding in Colorado has fallen behind by $54 million

One of the greatest barriers to employment for low-income families is the cost of child care. The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) provides vital support for thousands of families across the state by making child care more affordable so low-income parents can work. Affordable child care is a critical two-generation poverty reduction strategy. Funding […]

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Support HB 14-1317: Colorado Child Care Assistance Program changes

Support HB 14-1317: Increase access to affordable child care for working families and decrease red tape for working parents & small business child care providers Affordable child care should support—not inhibit—working parents’ efforts to find and to keep good jobs, to move forward in their careers, education, and achieve financial stability. Unfortunately, the low supply […]

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